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Luke 18:24-25

THE INWARD LIFE OF A STEWARD
Viewing and Handling Possessions

How hard it is for those who are wealthy to enter the kingdom of God! For it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.

Jesus tells us in Luke 18:24-25, How hard it is for those who are wealthy to enter the kingdom of God! For it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God (NASB1995). Why is it so hard for those with a surplus to find the Lord? It is not what a man does with his wealth that keeps him from the Lord, it is what his wealth does to him. When you possess abundant surplus, you will put your trust in your provisions and not in the Provider. And you don’t have to be very affluent for this deception to take hold in your life. It’s okay to have possessions, just don’t let your possessions have you. Think about it.